Professor Vincent Shen, a globally respected philosopher and popular teacher, died peacefully on November 14, 2018, surrounded by his family. In his honour, flags few at half-mast at Simcoe Hall, U of T Mississauga and U of T Scarborough. We remember him for his collaboration with several doctoral students in Religion and was a major authority in Chinese philosophy.
Professor Shen joined the East Asian Studies Department in 2000, as the Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture and served as Department Chair from 2007 to 2010. He held a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy. A specialist in Chinese philosophy, specifically Daoism and Confucianism, Professor Shen was a prolific and widely admired scholar, the author of 29 books (with another forthcoming) and 150 articles and book chapters. He was greatly respected in his field. Professor Shen was the Executive Director and past president of the Chinese Philosophical Association, the Executive Director of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy and a Vice President of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.
The funeral service for Professor Shen was held on Monday, November 19, at 10am at St. Basil’s Church. Further tributes and information on ways to remember Prof. Shen will be posted on an online memorial page for people to share memories. Faculty of Arts & Science In Memoriam: Vincent Shen (1949-2018)